Our LA-based editor, Caitlin Parker, is hard at work with all of our footage. Caitlin is a queer identified editor whose work has spanned narrative, documentaries, and corporate work.
Natalie Tenenbaum will be composing music for the show. Natalie's work includes composing for many original musicals, concerts, and film composition. She recently collaborated with Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond on Broadway's "Mean Girls."
22 crew members, 25 speaking roles, 40+ extras, 377 Indiegogo backers and LOTS of additional help and support along the way. I can not say THANK YOU enough to every beautiful human who had a hand in making this dream a reality.
We wrapped production today after 11 intense days of filming. The on-set experience was something so beautiful and full of love, my heart is bursting just thinking about it. Can't wait to dive into post-production! More updates will come soon. For now, enjoy these adorable behind-the-scenes photos.
THESE THEMS will be directed and by Jett Garrison and we could not be more thrilled! Jett is a trans identified director, writer, and producer whose films have played in over one hundred film festivals worldwide. Awards include a College Television Award (Emmy) and he is currently working on NBC's "This is Us."
Serena Kuo will be Director of Photography for the show. Her work has been shown at over 50 film festivals, including Sundance and SXSW. She is incredible at what she does and we are so excited to have her on board!
Our Producer for the shoot is Sophia Clark. Sophia works as an Associate and Field Producer for Channel 21 WLIW under the WNET New York Public Media umbrella, as well as the series Producer for the Giving Me Life webseries. She is MAKING These Thems happen.
Other additions to the team include Rhiannon Collins as Assistant Director and Keti Chichinadze as Production Designer. More announcements to come!
377 people donated over $26,000 to push us over the edge to the 102% funded mark. If you were one of those people, THANK YOU. Thank you for believing in this project and thank you for helping to bring it into existence. We are so very grateful and can't wait to deliver this truly special show!
These are just a few of the messages we have received via social media from queer teens who are hungry for positive content that represents them. And that is exactly what THESE THEMS offers.
Yet another reason to help us get fully funded!!! (Click here for Indiegogo link!)
Thanks to the 192 people who have donated to the campaign, we have hit our half way funded mark!
Additionally, Indiegogo has asked us to extend our campaign to try and raise our full amount! So we will be crowdfunding until May 14th.
Help us spread the word about THESE THEMS!
KEWL! Crowdfunding Cast interviewed THESE THEMS creator Gretchen Wylder in a half hour segment. Gretchen goes into detail about the plot, characters, and WHY we are creating this show. Check it out by clicking the button below.
WOW! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! We have 10% down, another 90% to go. Please help spread the word! THANK YOU for supporting original Queer content!